For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: "You shall love your neighbor as yourself." (ESV) (Galatians 5: 13,14)



JULY 4th 2022

Views of a Farm Boy--Dedicated to promote Iowa agriculture and Iowa values--Robert Vaughn--Urbandale, Iowa  EMAIL:

"I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

O say can you see, by the dawn's early light,

What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming,

Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight,

O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?

And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air,

Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there;

O say does that star-spangled banner yet wave

O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

My View for the Month: Left: That's me. I attended a one room country school when I was a little farm boy growing up in the hill country of Western Iowa. Each morning started the same! Our teacher rang the bell indicating the beginning of a new school day. Then we all stood facing the flag proudly displayed in front of the room. We put our hand over our heart as we recited "The Pledge" in unison. I remember one of our teachers concluded with "God Bless America!" See why I'm proud to be an Iowa farm boy!!!